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this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the
ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in
Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the
message of reconciliation. -
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Reconciliation is a big word, both in size and meaning. In the
context of relationship with God it simply means to be restored to God’s favor.
Being reconciled to God is a “grace point.” That is; it is the point at which
grace, God’s favor, is released to you. We are enabled to reach a grace point by
what Christ did for us on the cross.
The effect of Christ’s death is that the door to reconciliation
with God was opened to those who believe. We who, by our very nature, lived in
rebellion toward God, have been given the opportunity to wipe the slate clean by
coming to God with the sure knowledge of the work that Christ has done for us
and a faith commitment to that work. We have been reconciled to God through
faith in Christ.
There is another aspect to being reconciled. It is this; those
who have been reconciled to God have the responsibility to tell others of this
opportunity. When we receive Christ, and his nature is imputed to us, then we
also take on the responsibility of being Christ to the
Now that faith has opened the door of grace for us and we have
been born again we must tell others of this
Thank you Father God for the work of Christ in opening the door of
reconciliation with you. Now grant me the grace and commitment to carry this
message to others. In Jesus name, amen.